Needlestick Prevention

Needlestick injuries in agriculture are common although not as recognized as those in human clinical settings. Farmers, ranchers, veterinarians and on site workers are susceptible to needlesticks on the job. These injuries can be serious and may require medical attention. These needlestick prevention resources are intended to educate those individuals and prevent injuries in swine and dairy operations.

FACT SHEETS AND POSTERS

UMASH has developed the following needlestick prevention fact sheets and posters for farm workers, producers and veterinarians. These are high resolution pdfs – ready to print and hang!

VIDEOS

UMASH has developed videos on needlestick prevention on dairy farms and swine/hog farms. These videos are available in English and Spanish.

These videos are provided for informational and educational purposes only. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

View the videos directly on our site by clicking on them below, or download the video by right-clicking the “Download mp4” link below the video and saving the file.

Preventing Needlestick Injuries
Proper Use on Dairy Farms

Release Date: April 27, 2015
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Preventing Needlestick Injuries
Proper Use on Swine and Hog Farms

Release Date: April 27, 2015
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Previniendo lesiones por piquetes de agujas
El uso apropiado en lecherías

Release Date: May 4, 2015
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Previniendo lesiones por piquetes de agujas
El uso apropiado en granjas porcinas

Release Date: May 4, 2015
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NEEDLESTICK PREVENTION WEBINAR

AgriSafeUMASH Center Co-Director, Dr. Jeff Bender, presented a needlestick prevention webinar on March 30, 2016. The webinar was hosted by the AgriSafe Network. The title of the webinar was “Don’t Get Stuck! Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Agricultural Settings”. In the webinar, Dr. Bender addressed the type of products that livestock producers and veterinarians are exposed to as well as preventive practices to reduce needlestick related injuries.

Objectives of the webinar:

  • Be aware of the type of products that livestock producers and veterinarians are exposed to
  • Recognize the epidemiologic features associated with needlestick related injuries
  • Use and apply preventive practices to reduce needlestick related injuries

This webinar is FREE – you will just be asked to register before viewing.

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